Elvis Costello Creates A "Spectacle" To Fête His New Televison Series

by DOUGLAS MARSHALL · November 11, 2008

    [Elvis Costello and Jenny Lewis. Photos by SARA JAYE WEISS for Sundance]

    We are big fans of the Sundance Channel here at GofG. Last month we checked out the Iconoclasts launch party and just last week we headed to the Edison Ballroom to check out the launch party forSpectacle: Elvis Costello With…., a new series premiering in December that will feature music legends Elvis Costello with just about any musical superstar of now and yesteryear!

    Produced by Sir Elton’s John’s production company, Rocket Pictures, the 13-week series airs exclusively on The Sundance Channel beginning December 3, 2008. Confirmed show guests include Sir Elton John, Tony Bennett, Lou Reed, Rufus Wainwright,

    More story and photos below:

    Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Herbie Hancock, Rosanne Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Diana Krall, John Mellencamp, Jakob Dylan, She & Him (Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward), Jenny Lewis, Renée Fleming, Norah Jones, The Police, Julian Schnabel and former President Bill Clinton.

    At Thursday’s bash Elvis Costello celebrated with surprise performances by singer Rilo Kiley and indie vixen Jenny Lewis in front of a crowd of 500+; Elvis himself joined Jenny onstage for three duets.

    If you’re looking for some culture, entertainment or just want to remember the days of when you were a fan of John Mellencamp when he went by John Cougar Mellencamp – you have to check out “Spectacle: Elvis Costello With….” on Sundance starting December 3rd!

    [ICONOCLASTS Launch Party]